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TELUS International Europe’s Community Board Held First Session

October 20, 2015
TELUS International Europe’s Community Board Held First Session

The first session of TELUS Community Board that comprises prominent community leaders and company staff members took place on 15 September 2015. The session reviewed charitable projects that applied for funding from the company according to the sustainability of their solution to a pressing social issue.

The board discussed a total of 45 projects, and 9 of them will receive funding totalling 44 611.93 Canadian dollars. The approved projects will be carried out by the following organisations:

- Asociation Samusocial din Romania

- Bulgarian Fund  for Women

- Khan Academy

- The Cedar Foundation

- Bio grad

- CORPluS

- Iskam bebe, I Want A Baby, Foundation

- National Alliance for Work With Volunteers Foundation

- Bulgarian Biodiversity.

All approved projects will receive funding at an official ceremony. 17 projects were postponed for the next board meeting on 24 November.

16 November is the deadline for new funding proposals. All 100,000 Canadian dollars granted by TELUS International should be allocated by the end of 2015.

Projects applying for funding must be in the areas of health, environment and education and focus on the integration of young people and their full presence in society. To apply NGOs must submit a completed form and meet requirements mentioned int it, or enter it in the TELUS online system.

Members of the TELUS Community Board are community leaders such as Magdalena Maleeva, former tennis player and founder of Gorichka.bg, Elvin Guri, general manager of  River Styxx Capital and one of the founders of Teach for Bulgaria, Nelly Radeva, founder of I Can Too Foundation, and staff members of TELUS International Europe.

For more than 10 years now TELUS follows the We Give Where We Live concept. The company invests time and expertise in search of the most appropriate tool to support local civil society organisations that have the greatest impact on the development of young people. Since 2000, TELUS Community Boards have donated over 47 million Canadian dollars to more than 3770 community projects aimed at improving the lives of two million children and young people.


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